Congregational Life

Health and Wellness Ministry Resources

Health Ministry Team, Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler, PA (Patty Davidson, Health and Wellness Ministry Coordinator for SWPA Synod, and Pastor Joel Benson on far right).

For Health and Wellness Ministry Resources, download the document below:

Areas of Responsibility

The Congregational Life Committee is responsible for equipping and enabling congregations in the areas of
  • worship
  • witness/evangelism
  • Christian education
  • spirituality
  • family life
  • congregational social ministry

Report to the 2017 Synod Assembly

The Congregational Life Committee is currently addressing ways to support congregations as they strive to be more welcoming and accessible to an ever increasingly diverse society. Lists of resources are being compiled, especially in the areas of education and liturgics that use inclusive language. The training in “Building an Inclusive Church, (BIC), scheduled for September 2016 was moved to April 2017. Requests and suggestions for resources and assistance in developing a more welcoming congregation are always welcome.

Committee Members

Chairperson: Pastor James W. Dollhopf
Secretary: Pastor Allyn K. Itterly
Synod Council Representative:  Sarah Lundie
Clergy:  Pastor Richard W. Krug; Pastor Michael Robinson
Laypersons:  Rachelle Fritz; Kenneth W. Neundorf; Dorothy Zaffuto

Resource Person: Jacob (Jake) Zaffuto
Synod Staff Liaison:  The Rev. Sarah Lee-Faulkner, Assistant to the Bishop